Team Europe: EU mobilises €86.5 million to fight COVID-19 in Ghana

Today, the Commission has mobilised €86.5 million in emergency budget support to help Ghana in tackling the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of Team Europe global response to the COVID-19, this funding will support Ghana to relieve some of the macroeconomic and financial pressure it is facing, including urgent fiscal and balance of payments needs, while continue attending basic public services such as healthcare and education. Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, said: “Our Team Europe response to COVID-19 is offering immediate support to our partner in responding to the crisis. It is also about building a long-term recovery, a greener, fairer, and more sustainable world for future generations. I am delighted that our support to Ghana covers both of these crucial aims.” Through the 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020), the Commission has allocated a total of €323 million to support sustainable agriculture, job opportunities and good governance in Ghana. More information is available in the press release and on the websites dedicated to the Development cooperation with Ghana, the EU Budget Support and the EU and International Cooperation and Development.